On the Nature of Evil

Tell me about the meaning of spiritual darkness, does evil exist and if so why?  Is it possible for our world to be in danger from dark forces; can any mistake happen in the unfolding of the universe and if so, what is our role?  What is the reason for creating suffering, separation and loss?   In fact, why create at all, why did god/goddess not simply remain in the state of blissful Being that is the essence of the divine?

To walk upon the Earth
is to be a child
and to be a child is to live
without full knowledge
in a state of innocence
learning
and grace
And what child
does not love to hear a story
full of adventure
of quests
of fearful events
challenges overcome
and then finally
a rightful peace returned
that has been
well earned?
So when you ask –
as a child –
there is mystery here
that cannot be grasped
by the child’s mind
and yet
will one day become clear
in her readiness
to grow up
to step fully
into the world of dreams
and the world
of fears
For while we say
that only Love is real
there are many faces
to the love you may know
in a life
and our guidance comes
to lead you toward
the recognition of this Love
in every moment
and beneath every shadow
that may appear
Be aware
for example
that the terms
of our descriptions
are given intentionally
as concepts
that are familiar to you
so you may learn
by the example
of the structures
of your world
But know also
that a much greater perspective exists
that may not be witnessed
from where you stand
and so language
becomes weak
and only the knowing
of the heart
may finally
take you there
The rhythm
of the heart
and of the breath
is at the essential core
of the universe
in its nature
Breath is life
and life is active
it expands
and it contracts
in a fluidity
that is the hallmark
of its existence
There is no life
without breath
as there is no breath
without expansion
and retreat
The universe breathes.
It has always breathed
and always will
in one form of inhalation
or exhalation
at all times
and in this we find
the presence of polarity
and therefore
the gift
of opposition
and flow
It has been said
that god has chosen
to see his reflection
in human kind
to observe divinity
through the objectivity
of distance
and therefore separation
Consider
that the essence of Spirit
of God/Goddess
under so many names
may in fact
have embodied polarity
throughout time
for the cycles of breath
of life
to be
in their inherently creative form
And the vastness of this
cannot be grasped
by the linear mind
by the usual seeking
but only through the experience
of the body that breathes
that inhales its first breath
and continues to expand
and contract
until its final breath
in the physical form
And so
when we
as living beings
entered the home
of our universe
we did so
not as playthings
of any higher power
but as
expressions
of the force that defines
All That Is
as essential
to the divine
as the first cries
of an infant
upon the exhale
of a Universe
that will breathe forever
upon the elimination
of Time
When a child breathes
does she regret
what leaves her lungs
to make way
for what she will take in?
Or does she trust
that the symbiosis
of this process
is the source
of all joy
of all purity
and the answer
to her prayers
for peace?
And is not
this acknowledgement
of rotational polarity
as the essence of Spirit
the meaning of Oneness
as it has been described
not
as a state
where otherness has been eliminated
but where
the cycles of duality
of separateness
are observed to link
into the circular
which is the infinite
which is the most blessed shape
that lives within
every facet
of this
and every
world
And too
within this perception
of existence
must be found rhythm
must be found
the beating of the heart
and the hand
upon a drum
the day
and the night
the turning
of the seasons
the course
of the tides
the birthing
and the dying
the love
and the fear
the laughter
and the wailing
each one
upon a breath
as it leaves
and it comes
And so
if there is to be
the brilliance
of divine light
there also must be
the greatest dark

that has run

as far as it can travel
away from Love
and this
has been named as Evil
in its essential distance
from the source
of its birth
Evil
has so many faces
in your world
so many names
and manifestations
and yet
it is but one expression
and that is the hopelessness
that comes
when light seems unreachable
and so darkness is embraced
as the only power
to be seen
Evil
is the breath of god
upon the furthest exhale
the furthest distance
the final note
of the last song
before the readiness has come
for a new breath
the next breath
that will return us
within the cycle
of Love
As such
it is nothing distinct
nothing separate from
the All
and yet
at such a distance
there are few creatures
with sufficient faith
to remember
to see the light
through the blindness
that Evil entails
In this way
there seems great power here
when darkness seems to enter
and to remain
and yet
we must remind you
that each soul
knows
and holds
its own relationship
with Evil
and as such
there is no power present
beyond the strength
of each individual
in the recognition
of their own fear
And know also
that when the breath is expelled
an inhalation of Spirit must come
for there is no end
to the circle
there is no separation
between god the light
and god the dark
and this process will be
as it has always been
long past
any dalliances of our confusion
any wars
any destruction
any
of the many blindnesses
in the travels
of humankind
It is this structure
of variance
that gives life
and gives permission
for power
and light
to be accepted
and received
This is not
a reason for suffering
but rather
an explanation
of how stagnation
is not peace
of how the death
you fear
is a final death
an ending
that cannot be
cannot exist
within the cycles
of Love
This is why
all
that you so often see
as Evil
must be expressed
as faithlessness

as a need to control

what is ultimately feared
for the blindness then
has come
and the understanding
of a return to the light
has been lost
in one moment
of time
Yet know this
that there is no way
to remove the breath of life
from that
which is infinite
and immortal
therefore
the role of darkness
is critical
as it offers a counterpoint
to illuminate
the light
that never dies
and in this way
it is not suffering
but our leaving of suffering
that awakens us
that brings us to the door
of growing beyond
the human child
It is
polarity
that grants us choice
and choice
that gives us the freedom
to become
what we already are
for movement
is our truth
our nature
and our brilliance
with no ending
ever
ever
in sight
And so
there is no peace
that was left behind
in order to taste
the hardships
of the earthly plane
No
instead there is peace
embedded in every moment
awaiting our discovery
as we step back
and back
from the limitations of our fear
until the wholeness
the Oneness
of experience
is found
That which we name
as danger
is the locus
of collective fear
and it will become
according to the rhythms
of the expressions
of our fear
Yet
the truth of existence
is Love
and truth
is never lost
only hidden
for a time
So when we choose
know that choice is powerful
is an expression
of whatever aspect of god
we may allow
in that particular breath
but also know
that even
the most horrific darkness found
in the imaginations of men
will be brought into balance
must be brought into balance
beyond the boundaries
of our perceptions
of space and time
Photo thanks
Breath of Gaia – http://www.josephinewall.co.uk/
Moon – Cynthia Long

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On the Gulf Oil Spill

Excerpt from a live transmission, July 11/10



An audience member asks.. “Please tell us about what will happen regarding the oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico…”

The wound that has been experienced on the planet is massive beyond what anyone understands at this point. Even the scientists who think that they know, do not know. It is a very grave situation indeed. It is a wound and the wound is bleeding, and as with any wound there are both memories and futures that live within the wound, meaning that as humans we live many lives and when we injure ourselves very often we are re-injuring an old wound, and it may come again unless we are able to live in awareness and alter our consciousness to the point that we need no longer experience that.  
This wound is in fact a repeat. This is not the first time the waters of the planet have been poisoned, but it is not within the memory of the cultures that exist on the planet now. There has in fact been great warfare within the oceans, and death and immense loss. But there is also extraordinary opportunity because this is something that cannot be ignored. This will in time touch everyone, not just those who run beachfront resorts. This is the beginning of the cleansing that will touch each one of us, and what we are asked at this time above all is to hold a transformative consciousness around the physical experience.

 In other words, even powerful pain can be transformed in the midst of the experience. Our brothers and sisters of the sea are experiencing this pain. They have been for a long time, in untold ways.

As humans we have not begun to understand the magnitude of the suffering that has taken place with the other species of this planet. What this bleeding will do, is show us a visible wound, a wound that cannot be denied because it touches every human being on the planet, and through this we are given the opportunity to learn that it is ourselves that we harm, and ourselves that we choose to love, depending upon what our choice is in any moment. Think of this wound as an artery that has been cut. This is not something to be ignored. It is our artery, it is our blood, it is our body that is extremely weak.

Having said all of this, please always hold the understanding that human beings cannot and will never have the power to destroy our universe. This is an arrogance. We are part of a whole that is far greater, far more powerful than we are and that healing will happen no matter what we do. It is our own lives that we threaten…  

EARTHLY EYES – Letter from the Deceased


(July 25 08)

Part 1  

from a deceased man to his wife…

Who would have thought
that given a chance
to speak with you now
I would feel shyness
but I do
I travel back so far
beyond all the recent years
beyond all the troubles
we encountered
in our attempts
to make life work
to make it fit our dreams…
To a place
when I first saw you
when I first looked up
and witnessed your beauty
and I knew
that you would be my inspiration
like the painting
that hangs over the stair
a moment caught in time
of your skin
your bones
your exquisite eyes
so much my answer
so fully the friend and partner
that I awaited
and now
had found

Perhaps it is not simply
a memory
but rather a truth
when I realize
that all we wished to build
all we attempted to represent
was worthless
in a way
was nothing
in the face
of what we came to encounter
And the deep expectation
the training that runs in me
from father to father
so long
I know nothing else
all of it
was no use to me
when it came to my heart
and the separation I felt
when we realized
I must leave

I grieve
my dearest love
I blush
in my weakness
to be so revealed
but I do
I grieve
the years I wasted at your side
not seeing you
not touching you
as I could have
not knowing
that what was most important to me
would end
and what meant nothing
would go on
a laughing testament
to my human confusions
and the wisdom
that came too late
in the end

But please
do not let this knowledge
break your heart again
but rather
receive it as the gift
it is meant to be
Feel now
the slow and gentle kiss
upon your cheek
feel now
my fingers
upon the back of your hand
the honouring
of my woman
my wife
my beloved
who tried so hard
to find her own way
to help me see
and yet I was too stubborn
too determined
to let her in

And yes
of course
the soul does not weep
Only our earthly eyes
believe in tears
Only our fear
lets us travel to regret
and apology
But I speak this
from the place I inhabit now
not yet
in the world of forgiveness
not yet
in the freedom of heaven
for I am still climbing
still unfolding
my layers of Self
as I make the transition
from your world
to what will be mine

I have never been
not in any life
an easy man
I have never taken anything lightly
never walked softly
never laughed easily
I have not yet found
a means of expressing
the great love
that lives in my heart
I have tried
oh I have tried
in my own ways
but from this place
I see
above all your beauty
and the simplicity
of what we had
before we tried to make it
so much more
before my own need
became the dictator
of our lives
and our sons


But of course
I see
that you realize
how all this
was love
all this
was the form of my love
my own attempt at grace
to create what was in my heart
all around me
not knowing
not understanding
that I could so easily
have shared it all
in so very few words

So here
I have a chance
and I give them to you now
my beloved and faithful wife
to tell you
that I honour you
I thank you
I have never met
another woman
who came close to you
and what you meant to me
and I wish only
that I had told you of my love
every day
of my life

Your grief
is mine
your loss
is mine
and from this closeness
I now feel
I beg you
to take these truths
about your beauty
onward in your life
and please
please
give to yourself
the joy I offer you now
give to yourself
the freedom
the resolution
the acceptance
I could not find
because it is all yours
all this and more
is what you deserve
and any other memories
any other words
that have passed between us
are gone
in the realization
that we were blessed
with a great love
one that will forever
live on

In these days
I walk with you still
and wait
for your reply
We are two
that have the chance
to become one
and it is this healing
that will set us both free

Feel me
grant me
your new joy
and I will travel
to my next world
a happy man


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